Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Waiting for Those Letters

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 30
21
General Board / 2L's and 3L's: What do you regret not doing in 1L???
« on: March 23, 2008, 05:04:42 PM »
To narrow it down, what is one thing you regret not doing to increase your academic success in your first year??????

22
General Board / Classing Ranking at Cardozo for 70K- 80K yr salary
« on: March 14, 2008, 02:55:01 AM »
Any Cardozo students/grads know how well I have to do to get a job that pays that much??
Also, are government jobs easier to get?

Thanks.

23
Transferring / Re: Is is possible to transfer from St. John's to T14??
« on: February 20, 2008, 05:37:01 PM »
This is St. John's curve:  http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/graduate/law/current/gradenormalization.stj

This seems to be a B/B+ curve (47% get a B or lower), which isn't all that bad.  It certainly is not a fail curve.

Edit:   After doing some searching I found a school (Cal Western -- Cooley's curve wasn't posted) that has something that is pretty close to a fail curve.  http://www.cwsl.edu/content/academic_notices/student_handbook.pdf  Scroll down to page 22.

The other way to determine the toughness of a school's curve is to view JD attrition on LSAC.  The higher the number under academic attrition, the tougher the curve.


Thank you so much for taking the time to find all the above info!!!!!!

24
Transferring / Re: Is is possible to transfer from St. John's to T14??
« on: February 18, 2008, 06:54:57 PM »
I appreciate everyone's brutally honest input thus far!!
Does anyone know of a website where I can compare the curves of the top 100 law schools? Someone mentioned on this thread that St. John's has a competitive student body, but that's so vague. In every law school, everyone's beating each other to be at top- but I'm interested in finding out which law schools have this "fail curve" that I keep hearing about vs. the "strict curve."

25
Transferring / Is is possible to transfer from St. John's to T14??
« on: February 18, 2008, 03:45:06 PM »
I am planning on attending St. John's this fall, and I was considering transfering to a T14 afterwards. My undergrad GPA was 3.92 and I got a 157 on the LSAT.
Thanks.

26
General Board / Re: University of Baltimore
« on: January 13, 2008, 01:30:37 AM »
can you provide more details?  Are you a traditional (from ug) student?  Anything spectacular in terms of soft factors/extra curricular?  Are you in state?  Are you a urm?  Thanks for the info.

Sure. I majored in Sociology and minored in Biology. I guess some soft factors include graduating high school and college in 3 yrs each. I have done some volunteering at some non-profit organizations and my job throughout the years has been tutoring. I am out of state (Cali) and graduated from a state school. I am not a URM. I identified myself as Middle-Eastern on the app, since I am Iranian. But, I don't think that particular fact would make a difference.

Hope that helps.


27
General Board / Re: University of Baltimore
« on: January 10, 2008, 03:39:26 PM »
I actually got a full scholarship from them today.
LSAT: 157
GPA: 3.92

28
Wait List / Re: Waitlisted at UCLA
« on: April 14, 2008, 08:42:46 PM »
No, they don't rank their waitlist.

I am always baffled when people maintain that waitlists aren't ranked. Do adcomms pluck out people at random? No, of course not, they know some people on the list are better candidates than others and eventually call applicants up, one-at-a-time, in an order that they see fit.

I agree with you! I was just saying what they wrote in the waitlist letter.

29
Wait List / Re: Waitlisted at UCLA
« on: April 14, 2008, 05:02:36 PM »
No, they don't rank their waitlist.

30
Wait List / Waitlisted at UCLA
« on: April 14, 2008, 03:36:52 PM »
So, I got waitlisted today from UCLA. I was a bit shocked since my LSAT is a 157. Yes, my GPA is high (3.92). But, come on, numerous people have high GPA's and have solid LSAT scores. Not sure why they waitlisted me and not just rejected me. The only things I can think of is that I have a science minor and that my PS was pretty solid.

Is UCLA known for waitlisting more people than other schools? Should I just take this with a grain of salt?  They mentioned in the letter that applicants have not been placed in specific order on the waitlist.

So what are the chances I actually get into this school? I say .001%.

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 30